|Having achieved great success as an amateur and winning the silver medal at the Open Championship Chris decided to turn professional in 2008. He received the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award in 2009, having earned his playing rights by coming fifth at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.|
Chris, affectionately nicknamed ‘WOODY’ made his long-awaited breakthrough in spectacular style at the 2013 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. He claimed his second tour title in June 2015 at the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity and went on to secure his 3rd victory in May 2016 at the BMW PGA Championship. After successful 2015 and 2016 seasons, Chris went on to represent Team Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. This has been an amazing comeback after a five month layoff over the winter of 2014 with a broken hand, sustained while playing tennis.
Chris’s dedication and desire for perfection saw him reach new heights in 2015 as he broke into the world’s top 50 golfers. This secured his place in the 2016 Masters and onto the winning Eurasia Cup team. His victory in The European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship shot him up in the world rankings to number 22 and he looks forward to further improving his position amongst the world’s best golfers.
Full NameChristopher James Wood
Lives inBristol, England, UK
Grew up playing golf at the Long Ashton Golf Club near Bristol. Chris obtained a single-figure handicap by age 12 and was the English Amateur Order of Merit winner in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 Chris won the Russian amateur championship and the following year Chris won the Welsh Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Conwy. He finished with a score of 289. The highlight of Chris' amateur career would be receiving the silver medal in the 2008 Open Championship.
Played in the 2008 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale as an amateur, Chris won the Silver Medal and finished tied for 5th. In 2009 Chris went on to better his 2008 performance and finished tied 3rd. With the top 3 finish this gained Chris a place in the 2010 Masters.
Winner of the Silver Medal in 2008 Open Championship
Winner of the 2012 Thailand Open
Winner of the 2013 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Winner of the 2015 Lyoness Austrian Open
Winner of the 2016 Eurasia Cup
Winner of the 2016 BMW PGA Championship
Represented Team Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup
Chris also represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Seve Trophy in both 2009 and 2013. Represented England in the 2013 world cup.
2009 Seve Trophy (winners)
2013 Seve Trophy
2013 World Cup
2016 Eurasia Cup (winners)
2016 Ryder Cup
Chris is a Bristol City Football Club season ticket holder and enjoys watching Tennis and F1 in his spare time.